how it started

where I always wanted to be - in the water
I asked myself this question - How many pounds of trash could I collect from the beach in one year?

Here's what I did:

1. Went to the same beach every time -
life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica

2. Collected trash for only 20 min. at a time.

3. Took pictures of the beach, and some of the trash I found.

4. Weighed the trash and kept a tally of how many pounds I collected.

In a perfect world, I'd have time to go everyday. But I went for 365 non-consecutive days. The title of my project came from the very beginning when I was gung-ho! I ammended my "rule" and became more relatable. 

This blog documents my 365 day experiment and what I continue to do.

Hopefully I'll raise awareness for how much trash is out there on our beaches and getting into the ocean, that the solutions start with us right here on land, and that everyday we can make choices in what we consume and buy that can add up to make a difference.

Lets inspire each other to change the world. Seriously.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead, American Cultural Anthropologist
(16th Dec. 1901 - 15th Nov. 1978)

Block Island, RI body surfing 8 years old